“When commissioned to design Talking Stick Golf Club, our charge was to create two golf courses to accommodate public play yet each decidedly different, with respect to playing characteristics.
Talking Stick Golf Club’s O’odham Course (formerly North Course), with its broad, angular holes, rewards thoughtful play through the rise of its many options according to one’s level of skill. Its low profile, slightly crowned greens and close-cropped approaches encourage running as well as aerial assaults.
The Piipaash Course (formerly South Course) with its tree lined fairways and raised greens defended at the sides offers a more straightforward style of play. It presents its challenge and strategy in an open and clear-cut fashion.
Whichever course one chooses or prefers, it was our desire to portray golf in a traditional sense, which quietly merges with its tranquil desert surroundings.”
– Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
Coore & Crenshaw Design
Admiration and respect for the classic golf courses of the “Golden Age of Architecture” inspired Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore to establish the firm of Coore and Crenshaw Inc. in 1986. Theirs is an architectural firm based upon the shared philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding, and the creation of courses that present this concept with the greatest artistry is the ultimate goal. They have blended their personal experience and admiration for the classical courses of Ross, Mackenzie, Macdonald, Maxwell, and Tillinghast to create a style uniquely their own.
Practice & Instruction
Talking Stick Golf Club boasts a 17,000 square foot driving range that is 150 yards wide by 360 yards long, making it the largest public practice facility in the valley. Whether warming up before your round or simply working on your game, Talking Stick Golf Club’s practice facilities are the best around.
$20 – 150 practice balls
$30 – 300 practice balls
Range closes at 2 PM on Mondays and Thursdays. No baskets will be sold on these days or on September 19th through October 13th due to overseeding.
Min Park, PGA, Joe Penaflor, PGA, Jessica Dailleboust, LPGA, and Rich Rotter are instructors are Talking Stick Golf Club.
Jessica Dailleboust provides junior instruction, and Rich Rotter teaches a Saturday Women's Clinic.
Call the golf shop for more information at 480-860-2221.
VISION54 Golf Coaching
At VISION54 we have one main intention – to support golfers to play better ON the course and ENJOY the game more.
Talking Stick Golf Club is the home base for the world-renowned VISION54 Golf Coaching program co-founded and performed by coaches Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson. VISION54 is much more than swing coaching. At VISION54 you learn the skills you need to PLAY better ON the golf course. Isn’t that what all golfers want? Practice sessions incorporate the latest research on practice and transferring the skills to the golf course.
VISION54 targets the whole person, not just the technical aspect of the game.
We look at the reality of golf and what elements influence your performance. The elements are physical, technical, mental, emotional, social and spirit of the game. To make this come alive we created the 8 Essential Play Skills golfers need to complement their technique – Play Box, Decision & Commitment, Balance, Tempo, Tension Awareness, Emotional Resilience, Memory Storage, and Managing Self-Talk.
We believe that you have a unique strategy for playing great golf and we want you to take great care in discovering what works best for you, MY54. By doing this, you will gain clarity about your unique strategy for playing great golf, and therefore will achieve it more often.
Additional information on VISION54 can be found on their website, click here for the program menu, or here for the program list.
SRPMIC & Native American Golf Rates
Talking Stick Golf Club, a Native-American owned enterprise, is pleased to offer special rates for Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Members and all other Native Americans with a Tribal I.D. Card.
Please contact the Golf Shop at 480-860-2221 for more information.
The First Tee of Phoenix at Talking Stick
Talking Stick Golf Club is proud to partner up with The First Tee of Phoenix, an incredible program that gives kids enriching experiences on the course. Young golfers in the program have the opportunity to take part in activities that help build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Talking Stick Golf Club is the program’s 14th location. Classes are currently held every Thursday and Saturday mornings. Contact Jessica Dailleboust for details at [email protected].
To learn more about The First Tee at Phoenix program, please visit their website here.